EMC Certificate of Compliance

South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is the appointed national standardisation institution in the Republic of South Africa. Mandated to develop, promote and maintain the South African National Standards as well as ensuring the promotion of quality in commodities, products and services. SABS renders conformity assessment services and assist in matters within this mandate.

In 2016, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) engaged with their stakeholders regarding the costs and economic impact of the SABS’ certificates of compliance practice. In this same year, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), signed a MoU ensuring electronic products entering the South African borders will be reviewed to enable the prevention of low quality products entering our markets.

Declaration form to be used for products that were in the market prior to 1 June 2016, and no EMC Certificate of Compliance was obtained.

SABS is currently accepting manual application forms, please download application form below.

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is the regulator for the South African communications, broadcasting and postal services sector. ICASA was established by an Act of statute, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act of 2000, as Amended.


The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is the chief regulator of consumer-business interaction in South Africa, and was created by government under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), to ensure economic welfare of consumers. Consumers play a vital role in the growth of the economy and thus contribute to the national fiscus and the development of the country.

For further information: emc@sabs.co.za